noun pick·er·el \ˈpi-k(ə-)rəl\

: a small North American fish that lives in rivers and streams

plural pick·er·el or pick·er·els

Full Definition of PICKEREL

a dial chiefly British :  a young or small pike
b :  either of two fishes resembling but smaller than the related northern pike:
(1) :  chain pickerel (2) :  one (Esox americanus) of eastern North America having green or red fins and a black bar below and slanting away from the eye
:  walleye 3

Origin of PICKEREL

Middle English pikerel, diminutive of pike
First Known Use: 13th century
PICKEREL Defined for Kids


noun pick·er·el \ˈpi-kə-rəl, ˈpik-rəl\
plural pickerel or pick·er·els

Definition of PICKEREL for Kids

:  a freshwater fish that resembles but is smaller than the related pike
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